Saturday, January 9, 2021

1965 Was a Very Good Year

But the time has come to retire this blog. Several things contributed to this decision: 
1. I was down to my last 4 cards to post here (Frank Thomas, Steve Boros, Tom Butters, Birdie Tebbetts) so was going to close it down soon anyway, but decided to end it early because of #2 and #3 below.
2. The new Blogger format is a pain in the butt to deal with. The constant hassle with paragraph vs. normal layouts, photos not appearing where you expect them, even commenting on other blogs is sketchy. (If I don't immediately sign out after posting a comment, my next navigation sends a duplicate comment to the blog.) 
3. I don't have as much time to blog as I used to. 
For these and other reasons, blogging has started to become a chore. A long time ago I set goals on which cards I wanted to blog for each set. I have come to that point on some of my blogs, and am near it on all others except 1969. I intended to push through to the end, but that is feeling like a self-imposed chore now. 
This is the 3rd blog I've retired today.  Others will follow sooner or later. 

I have also enabled comment moderation on all my blogs. This was done not to suppress legitimate comments, but to prevent the blogs from being overrun by spam comments since I will not be reading them as often as I do now. 
One only needs to look at the comments section of just about ANY post on this blog to see what happens when the blog owner doesn't keep up with the spammers.

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